Archives for February 2013

Arrived on New Academic the Week of February 18

Orphan Justice: How to Care for Orphans Beyond Adopting by Johnny Carr with Laura Captari (B&H. 9781433677984. Paperback. On sale for $10 thru 3/30/13)



Other New Academic titles

  1. Persecuted: The Global Assault on Christians by Paul Marshall, Lela Gilbert and Nina Shea (Thomas Nelson. 9781400204410. Paperback. $16.99)
  2. The Theology of Augustine: An Introductory Guide to His Most Important Works by Matthew Levering (9780801048487. Paperback. $24.99)
  3. Finding God in the Dark: Faith, Disappointment, and the Struggle to Believe by Ted Kluck and Ronnie Martin (9780764210822. Paperback. $12.99)
  4. 1 & 2 Samuel (Teach the Text Commentary Series) by Robert B. Chisholm Jr. (9780801092251. Hardback. $39.99)

"Few commentaries help the reader move beyond study to thoughtful application, and fewer still move beyond application to teaching. That’s why I am thrilled with the Teach the Text Commentary Series from Baker. Pastors and teachers are going to love this series. I highly recommend it."

–George H. Guthrie, Union University, Jackson, TN

Preaching Magazine’s Ten Books Every Preacher Should Read in 2013

Dr. Mohler’s annual survey of the year’s best books for preachers is now available. One of the most exciting parts of this annual survey is the announcement of the “Ten Books Every Preacher Should Read” in the coming year. Here’s this year’s list:

  1. The Juvenilization of American Christianity by Thomas E. Bergler (Eerdmans)
  2. Sojourners and Strangers: The Doctrine of the Church by Gregg R. Allison (Crossway)
  3. Reading the Gospels Wisely: A Narrative and Theological Introduction by Jonathan T. Pennington (Baker Academic)
  4. Christ-Centered Biblical Theology: Hermeneutical Foundations and Principles by Graeme Goldsworthy (InterVarsity Press)
  5. Through the Eye of a Needle: Wealth, the Fall of Rome, and the Making of Christianity in the West, 350-550 AD by Peter Brown (Princeton University Press)
  6. Coming Apart: The State of White America, 1960-2010 by Charles Murray (Crown Forum)
  7. The Intolerance of Tolerance by D.A. Carson (Eerdmans)
  8. Bad Religion: How We Became a Nation of Heretics by Ross Douthat (Free Press)
  9. God Is Love: A Biblical and Systematic Theology by Gerald Bray (Crossway)
  10. Delighting in the Trinity: an Introduction to the Christian Faith by Michael Reeves (InterVarsity Press)

Arrived on New Academic the Week of February 4

The Problem of Evil: The Challenge to Essential Christian Beliefs by Jeremy A. Evans (B&H Academic. 9781433671807. $24.99)

The Problem of Evil offers a comprehensive examination of the problem of evil from both technical and ministerial perspectives. Author and acclaimed philosophy professor Jeremy A. Evans treats the history of the problem with fairness, looking at it through contemporary philosophical literature and offering responses to the most substantive arguments from evil. His purpose is to provide holistic responses to the problem of evil that are philosophically and theologically maintainable.

Among the chapters are “Introduction to the Problem of Evil,” “The Logical Problem of Evil,” “The Evidential Problem of Evil,” “The Problem of Hell,” “The Problem of Divine Hiddenness,” “The Defeat of Evil,” “Moral Evil: Comparing Theism and Naturalism,” and “Evil and the Worship Worthiness of God.”

Jeremy A. Evans is assistant professor of Philosophy at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary in Wake Forest, North Carolina.


Seven Events That Shaped the New Testament World by Warren Carter (Baker Academic. 9780801039164. $21.99)


ForeTalk: Taking Care of Tomorrow Today by Stan Craig (Legacy Publishing. 9780985355601. $16.95)




Fearfully and Wonderfully Made: Ethics and the Beginnings of Human Life by Megan Best (Matthias Media. 9781921896613. $29.99)

This is now the ‘must read’ book in the field… – D.A. Carson

What sort of contraception, if any, should I use? When does human life begin—at fertilisation or at some point after that? What are the arguments for and against abortion? Is it OK to use genetic screening and other pre-natal tests to check for abnormalities in my unborn baby? Should Christians use IVF and other assisted reproductive technologies? What is the current state of embryonic stem cell research?

These are just some of the many complex and emotion-laden questions we face in the rapidly changing field of reproductive medicine, and most Christians do so with two very significant handicaps:

  • We don’t have accurate up-to-date information about the medical and technological issues involved
  • We have not thought through a sound, biblical framework for making ethical decisions in this area

Dr. Megan Best provides what is lacking in both of these vital areas. Built on extensive historical, biblical and medical research, Fearfully and Wonderfully Made is the comprehensive, accurate, biblically-based ethical handbook that Christians have been waiting for.


The Post-Church Christian: Dealing with the Generational Baggage of Our Faith by J. Paul Nyquist and Carson Nyquist (Moody Publishers. 9780802406408. $13.99)

You’ve heard the stats by now: the Millennial generation is leaving the church.

Walking away in disillusionment and frustration, they are looking for new communities to welcome them. As they seek to follow Jesus, they are leaving the churches they grew up in to find a new way.

In an attempt to exemplify the story of Millennials and seek answers for the future, Paul Nyquist, President of Moody Bible Institute, has teamed up with his son, Carson Nyquist, to share an honest and thoughtful conversation on this topic. As father and son they’ve experienced this generational disconnect, both personally and in the church.


Follow Me: A Call to Die, A Call to Live (Tyndale. 978141373287. $15.99 – Sale $9.99)


Here are some other titles of interest. If your local LifeWay Campus Store doesn’t have a copy on the shelve, they’ll be glad to order you a copy.

A Peaceable Hope: Contesting Violent Eschatology in New Testament Narratives by David J Neville (Baker Academic. 9780801048517. $24.99)

Imagining the Kingdom: How Worship Works by James K. A. Smith (Baker Academic. 9780801035784. $22.99)

Look Before You Lead: How to Discern and Shape Your Church Culture by Aubrey Malphurs (Baker Books. 9780801015076. $17.99)

Jonathan Edwards: The Unpublished Sermons edited by Michael McMullen (BorderStone Press. 9781936670505. $24.95)

KJV 400: The Legacy & Impact of the King James Version edited by Ray Van Neste (BorderStone Press. 9781936670611. $34.95)

Defending the Faith: Apologetics in Women’s Ministry by Mary Jo Sharp (Kregel Ministry. 9780825438721. $11.99)

The Church Planting Wife: Help and Hope for Her Heart by Christine Hoover (Moody Publishers. 9780802406385. $15.99)

Is Jesus in the Old Testament by Iain M Duguid (P&R Publishing. 9781596386341. $4.99)

Arrived on New Academic the week of January 28th

The Beloved Works of C.S. Lewis and The Timeless Writings of C.S. Lewis (Hardback. $19.99 each)

C. S. Lewis, one of the world’s most celebrated authors, writes candidly, clearly,
imageand from the heart about the deepest human concerns of faith, joy, and love in this outstanding collection of four of his best-loved works.

Lewis’s autobiographical conversion story, Surprised by Joy, tells the true tale of a modern man who loses his faith and eventually reasons his way back to an acceptance of Christianity. Not choosing God as a last alternative or as a way out of an emotional crisis, his thoughtful path to the ultimate answer serves as an honest and inspiring story for his readers.

In Reflections on the Psalms, C. S. Lewis brings wisdom, sophistication, and reverence to his discussion of this popular book of the Bible, exploring the relevance of the Psalms to contemporary life. He next turns to a description of the many faces of love in The Four Loves. There are four basic kinds of human love: affection, friendship, erotic love, and the love of God; each has certain possibilities
and problems. Yet Lewis recommends the risks that accompany the rewards, since “hell is the only place outside of heaven where we can be safe from the dangers of love.”

Finally, meditations appropriate for every day of the Christian year are found
in The Business of Heaven. Taken from a wide range of Lewis’s writings, they are
designed to make the cycle of the church year a timeless and refreshingly new
spiritual experience. As Lewis once wrote, “Joy is the serious business of heaven,” and that spiritual joy, faith, and love are celebrated in the writings contained in
this special collection.

The Timeless Writings of C.S. Lewis brings together three other best-selling titles into one volume. The first book Lewis wrote after his conversion, The Pilgrim’simage Regress is the Bunyanesque allegory of John and his pursuit of a mysterious, sweet desire that leads him through adventures with Mr. Enlightenment, Mr. Mammon, Mother Kirk, and others. You’ll trace Lewis’s own journey to faith in this semi-autobiographical account of modern man’s consuming search for spiritual fulfillment.

In two collections of shorter essays and letters, Christian Reflections and God in the Dock, you’ll discover the wide scope of Lewis’s interests—literature, science, theology, war, prayer, capital punishment, culture, and much, much more. Some of these pieces were written specifically for periodicals, others were read to societies in Oxford and Cambridge, still others were originally prepared as talks to diverse audiences. All, however, share Lewis’s uniquely effective style and his tireless concern to relate basic—or “mere”—Christianity to every area of life.